Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Autonomous Vehicles

House, Senate Aim for Similar AV Legislation

June 16, 2017 – ETW has examined the new bipartisan Senate Commerce principles on autonomous vehicle legislation to identify where they may align with the proposals being considered by the House – they are displayed side-by-side below.

House, Senate Leaders Finalizing Automated Vehicle Bills

June 9, 2017 – After riding in a semi-autonomous Audi on Tuesday, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and House Energy & Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) informed Reuters that they were nearing completion of their chambers’ respective AV bills.

House E&C Considering 16 Automated Vehicle Bills – Here’s What’s in Them

June 9, 2017 – This week ETW obtained a summary of the 16 bills on automated vehicles (AVs) that House Energy & Commerce Republicans are currently considering. A working draft of this summary has been circulated among Congressional staff and industry representatives to solicit feedback and build consensus before some (or all) of them are introduced this summer.

Adopting and Adapting State Policies for Automated Vehicles

June 1, 2017 – In the interest of helping states navigate the changing autonomous vehicle landscape, Eno has released a new report: Adopting and Adapting: States and Automated Vehicle Policy, in collaboration with its Digital Cities Advisory Board. Adopting and Adapting provides a roadmap to help states enact sound AV policies that encourage innovation while promoting safety on their roadways.

Georgia’s Change of Heart on Automated Vehicles

May 19, 2017 – On May 8, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that explicitly allows for the operation of self-driving vehicles with and without human drivers. This marks a significant change of heart for a state that merely two years ago was squeamish about enacting policies around automated vehicles (AVs), fearing that the technology was not sufficiently mature to be regulated.

Preparing for the Workforce Impacts of Automated Vehicles

May 19, 2017 – Automating the task of driving could dramatically change or eliminate a number of occupations. While this change is expected to take place over the course of decades, thinking about this problem now can empower governments to prepare for, and begin to mitigate, negative externalities of AVs.